Sunday, October 19, 2008

Does Yours Stink?

Colin Powell's comments about Obama being called a Muslim have popped up on a couple of blogs that I follow - here and here. Essentially Powell is saying that calling someone a Muslim should not be a derogatory comment.

And he is right!

Where do we get off thinking that Muslims are bad? There are bad individuals who happen to be Muslim. There are bad individuals that happen to be Christian. There are bad individuals that happen to be Hindu. You get the idea.

I remember way back in my college days. It was after a party and a group of us went out to get a bite to eat. We were sitting around waiting for the food to arrive and started discussing politics. An election was coming up and we started to talk about the importance of voting. I made a comment about voting being voluntary and that I was considering not voting at all.

Well, you would have thought I had just insulted on one of the guys' mother. Bob became irate. He said that I HAD to vote. And then as the ultimate insult to me, he said that I was a (n-word). Not that I was LIKE one, but that I WAS one. [I am going to be politically correct and not write the word out. You all know what I mean and I really don't want to offend any reader if they happen to be offended by that word.]

Today, he probably would have called me a Muslim.

So back to Obama. So what if he was a Muslim? Should it really matter? I say "NO". Unfortunately, in this day and age, I don't think he would be where he is, poised to become the next President of the United State, if he were. Sad!

America, it is time to grow up. Our shit does stink sometimes!


  1. Stigma, 'tis all about stigma. Pre-2001 I don't think it would be that big of a deal if it was true. Time heals all wounds, right?

  2. Usually, but some wounds stay with us for a lifetime.

  3. Of all the things Powell said, this was the most revealing to me, it's interesting that it's the one comment that even Fox news didn't criticize.